A request for qualifications (RFQ) for the P3 bundle, which includes high schools in Blackfalds, Edmonton, Langdon and Leduc, is posted on the Alberta Purchasing Connection. Once the RFQ is closed on Oct. 8, a short list of up to three proponents will be invited to bid on the P3 project through the request for proposal stage.
“As part of Alberta’s economic recovery, it’s more important than ever our infrastructure investments are thoughtful and strategic. We have a successful track record of delivering much-needed school infrastructure using P3s. We know P3s offer value for money and we are confident this is the best method to provide these five communities with new high schools.”
“I am pleased to see these five high school projects continue to move forward. These future schools will provide modern learning environments for their students, and I am excited that we are another step closer towards getting shovels in the ground.”
A contract with the successful P3 proponent is expected to be in place by the end of September 2021. The five new high schools are anticipated to open in September 2024 with a total student capacity of about 6,938 students.
- The five new high schools included in the P3 bundle are:
- Blackfalds – Grade 9-12 school
- Edmonton – Grade 10-12 school in the southeast
- Edmonton – Grade 10-12 Catholic school in Heritage Valley
- Langdon – Grade 7-12 school
- Leduc – Grade 10-12 school
- These five new high schools are part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
- This spending includes:
- $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
- $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
- $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
- $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects, $500 million in municipal infrastructure
- $1.5 billion for Keystone XL